At a Glance

The VCU Master of Decision Analytics (M.D.A) Weekend Program provides students with the in-demand business analytics skills and experience needed for analyzing problems in the business world. 

This hybrid program follows an alternating weekend schedule. On the first class weekend of each month, students attend class in person. The second class weekend of each month is HyFlex, and students may attend in-person or virtually.

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Program Length

16 months (includes summer and winter breaks)



Bachelor's degree; 2+ years' work experience

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Average Class Size

25 to 35 students

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Application Deadline

Round three: June 15

After June 15, applications will be received on a rolling basis, based on space availability. 

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Program Highlights

  • Live, interactive classroom instruction from distinguished professors and business professionals
  • Work directly with major businesses in the area on live projects and practicum
  • Enjoy sessions with area executives and data science practitioners
  • Teamwork and communications coaching
  • Career counseling
  • Social and networking events
  • Become part of VCU's Analytics Alumni network - a valuable source of career opportunity and development

Program Overview

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The Curriculum

Prepare for positions in advanced analytics functions and gain an understanding of database structure, data query, statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting and more. We emphasize communicating analytics results to non-quantitative audiences, data visualization and effective teamwork skills.

Curriculum Enrichment Opportunities

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Advisory Board

We’ve partnered with executives from local organizations to form an Analytics Advisory Board.

The Master of Decision Analytics Weekend Program was created with the board’s direct involvement and consent.

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